OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABurn-in is spending a week with fellow thinkers and creative minds on a Spanish wine estate. You will be investigating subjects chosen by you and your peers. The goal is to explore ways to get around in the chaotic and complex world of today while acknowledging your beliefs and dreams. Burn-in is born to counter burn-out.

Bring it on stage!
You will actively share your brain with us. You can do this by bringing movies, documentaries, youtube links, articles, presentations, books, etc, with you to the daily discussions. Your information will be central in the dialogues we will have in an open and safe atmosphere. Five fun days of sharing thoughts, concerns and ideas on the large haciendas stylish patio.

Program Highlights

  • watch thought provoking documentary selections
  • have profound dialogues about subjects you and the other students bring in
  • express yourself in creative workshops
  • wonder through the vineyards of the Penedes near Barcelona


Writer Arnout Krediet and visual artist Iris Tonies are the owners of art school Estudio Nómada in Barcelona. Recently they expanded their artistic business to the 250 year old wine farm ‘Mas Els Igols’ to offer contemporary artists an inspiring working environment.
Werner de Gruyter is a documentary-VJ specialized in curating and editing documentaries about social-psychology, history and philosophy.
Sven Jense is a theatre / documentary director and author of the globalcrisisguide.com and currently focuses on reframing issues of energy and climate change. He runs a home restaurant with Photographer Nichon Glerum who loves food and bringing people together – most likely around the table. With Iris and the help of participants she will be running the kitchen.


Burn-in with us!
When: 30- June – 6 July 2014
Costs: €250 including all activities and a sleeping place in a tent
Food: We share costs on meals, or you can organize your own meals in the village nearby. Alcoholic beverages from local supply at (very) reasonable prices.
Optional: A (double) bedroom in the Hacienda will cost €150 for five nights.
Group discount: 10% for each person in the group
Travel expenses: you can best fly to Barcelona Llobregat (BCN) or Reus (flight is not included in participation fee). Transport will be organized from Vilafranca del Penedes.
Maximum number of participants: 20
Profile of participants: practicing artists, thinkers, writers, people who crave for a ‘week off’ with food for body and mind.

Applications and additional information: click here